ABEOKUTA – National Association of Ogun State Students, NAOSS, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Nigeria Customs Service to employ a relative of a student who was killed by a vehicle that was being driven by a Customs Officer on Monday.
The association also demanded a compensation of N5 million damage to be paid to the family of the deceased student.
Opeyemi Odusina, a student of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the State was killed after he was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle seized from smugglers while three other persons were also injured in the accident.
Presenting its fact finding report before journalists on Wednesday, the National President of the Association, Ogunrombi Gbemileke said all the demands must be met on or before 14 days.
The association which also demanded the Customs to fully bear the hospital bill of those injured also threatened to relocate its Secretariat to Idiroko headquarters of the command for mass protest should the command failed to meet their demands.
Ogunrombi, said the findings of the association indicated that the death of the 20-year-old student was an accident occasioned by reckless driving of the customs officer.
“But after our investigation, we discovered that only one 20-year-old student died while three others sustained different degrees of injuries as against the rumour being peddled around on the social media claiming that three persons died.
“That it was an accident that led to the death of the deceased. The Customs personnel who drove the vehicle which was seized from suspected smuggler was speeding hence the awkward incident.”
It said further, “After thorough investigation of the incident and in view of the discoveries, we, however, make the following demands: That the NSC must ensure full payment of hospital bills of the injured persons.
“That the NSC should meet with the family of the slain secondary school boy, employ a member of the family into the NSC and as well pay a sum of N5 million damage to the family.
“The demands must be met on or before the next 14 days else, the National Secretariat of NAOSS will be relocated to the Idiroko office of the NSC in a massive protest which will continue until the listed demands are met.”
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